• Leisurely fall afternoons exploring unique shops ✔️
  • Endless cycling trails glowing with amazing autumn colours ✔️
  • Time in the orchard with the apple of your eye ✔️

Just a stone’s throw from Hamilton and only about 7 km apart, getting to know the towns of Dundas and Ancaster makes for a very pleasant way to spend a fall afternoon.

Take It Outside

This part of Ontario has seemingly endless miles of cycling trails, and a very bike-friendly culture has bubbled up as a result. Cyclists will want to bring along their bikes, but will likely be tempted to do a little browsing at area bike shops like Freewheel Cycle, Dundas Speed Shop and Ancaster Cycle before or after their ride. The Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail offers a beautiful fall ride on an almost entirely off-road 32-km trail that runs through the Niagara Escarpment.

Do Something Unexpected

The Carnegie Gallery in Dundas has been inspiring fine art and craft for four decades. See why this unassuming gallery attracts over 20,000 visitors each year.

Stock The Trunk With Fall Flavours

Ancaster’s Carluke Orchards has been perfecting their pick-your-own apple experience since 1965. In addition to 13 varieties of apples, the farm offers pick-your-own pumpkins. There’s also an onsite bakery that offers 14 different kinds of fruit pies and nine different cookies for delicious day trip snacking!

If your travels take you through Dundas on a Thursday, be sure to visit the Dundas Farmer’s Market, which runs from 3 pm to 7 pm at the corner of Hatt Street and Dundas Lane. Ancaster’s Farmers’ Market is held on Wednesdays from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Score One-of-a-kind Finds

Those who love to cook will adore scouring the shops of Dundas for ingredients and gadgets. Can’t-miss foodie favourites include Picone Fine Food, The Keeping Room, Cumbrae’s and Weir’s Lane Lavender and Apiary.

Weir's Lane Lavender and Apiary

Sip Something New

Brewers Blackbird, in Ancaster, is a new addition to Hamilton Halton Brant’s thriving craft beer scene and definitely worth checking out. In Dundas, Shawn and Ed Brewing Company serves up one-of-a-kind brews in a lovingly restored curling rink!

Settle In For A Tasty Meal

A delicious earth-to-table meal in a dining room built to overlook a waterfall is a fall foodie must, and Ancaster Mill is the place to do it. In Dundas, Quatrefoil’s contemporary French cuisine has been creating buzz for a decade!

Explore A Little More

For additional ideas for your Dundas and Ancaster adventure, find suggestions at Shop Ancaster Village and Downtown Dundas. Extend your trip by navigating a little farther afield in the nearby communities of Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville.


Find new ways to stay and play in Hamilton Halton Brant this fall. Explore available experiences, grab some Stay & Play PERKS, take advantage of special offers and discover the amazing events that will be taking place while you’re in town. Stretch your fall fun out a little longer with our StayTripping hotel offers and receive a $50 or $100 VISA gift card!*

*Please note – VISA gift cards are a limited offer – while quantities last.

Great Canadian Fall Daytripping Travel Deals View All >>

Embrace Sweater Weather

Embrace Sweater Weather

Find late-fall fun.

Read More
Hamilton
Albion Falls
Hamilton
November Bucket List!

November Bucket List!

Time your trip with these fun fall events.

Read More
Halton
Georgetown
Halton
Not Ready For Fall?

Not Ready For Fall?

8 Creative Ways To Extend The Spirit Of Summer

Learn More
Halton
Royal Botanical Gardens
Halton
Tasty Fall Touring

Tasty Fall Touring

A Weekend Grocery Run That’s Way More Fun

Plan Your Road Trip
Lux Dining Is Back

Lux Dining Is Back

10 Must-Try Restaurants for Food Lovers Who Are So Over Takeout

Get The List

Great Canadian Fall Daytripping Stories View All >>

8 Outdoor Activities That Deliver Thrills and Chills In Any Fall Weather

Find late-fall fun.

Read More

The Wander-Fall Adventure Finder

Make the most of exploring season.

Read More

Take It Inside

Escape inside for a change.

Read More

Summer 2.0

Stretch out summer fun a little longer.

Read More

Shop. Pick. Sip. Repeat.

Find out where to shop, pick and sip.

Read More

The Return of Lux Dining

Make it a meal to remember.

Read More

Gather In The Great Outdoors

Find new ways to connect.

Read More

Feather Your Nest For Fall

Spiff up your space for fall.

Read More

Date Night Is Back In A Big Way

Treat someone special to an autumn adventure.

Read More

Plan A Day Trip To Stay Trip Upgrade

Find a local escape to match your getaway goals.

Read More

Fall For… Hamilton

Grab a sweater and head out for a fall day in Hamilton.

Read More

Fall For… Oakville

Enjoy an autumn outing in Oakville.

Read More

Get Travel OffersEvent Details and
Planning Ideas for Your Next Trip

Sign up to receive the latest Hamilton Halton Brant travel news delivered right to your inbox.